I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #2
Published by Berkley Books on 3 January 2017
Source: the publisher
Buy on Amazon US, Buy on Amazon UK
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen is about the grumpy Hockey Captain of the Brooklyn Bruisers, Patrick, we met in the last book and the yoga teacher/message therapist of the team, Arianna.
Patrick had a pretty difficult childhood and hence prefers his solitude. He also doesn’t like people touching him which is understandable and so are the reasons why he doesn’t get too close to anyone. Ari, on the other hand has just gotten out of a long term relationship and isn’t looking to get involved. They are very different from each other, she’s tactile, he really loathes touching. She’s very social but he isn’t, you get the idea…Now that they are both spending a lot more together since Patrick has to see almost everyday for his rehabilitation, things are getting complicated.
The book has a slow build up as we get to know the characters more and seeing their relationship develop. They are both attracted to each other but have their reasons for hesitating. They aren’t sure of what to do with these feelings that they have….They were so adorable together, especially Patrick *swoony sigh* I really loved his character. Ari has a lot of baggage from her last relationship and is very reluctant to get involved with anyone so it takes Patricks patience and love for her to finally lower her walls.
Overall I enjoyed it, Sarina Bowen is a great writer, you get sucked in with how she writes the characters and the plot and her couples are pretty easy to like.
I hope Sarina Bowen decides to give Nate his own story because he is so interesting, I loved seeing him in the book! Him and Becca are both very fascinating characters. Next up is Mikes book Pipe Dreams, Out May 2017!